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Novel opportunities for diagnosis and therapy of Wilson’s disease in India


The aim of this proposal is to develop human potential in medical research and technology by joint research efforts. An ongoing research partnership for Wilson’s disease (WD) was chosen by WilsonIndia to improve joined research, knowledge and career opportunities by developing a sustained partnership of EU with India. WilsonIndia targets the highly advanced knowledge of the EU of inherited fatal WD that has recently evolved as a model for establishment of novel research strategies in medicine. The technology involved by WilsonIndia comprises DNA chip-based diagnosis and adult stem cell-based therapy of liver disease. Gained knowledge by WilsonIndia can easily be transferred to other diseases and third countries other than India. The central part of WilsonIndia comprises staff exchange of young and experienced researchers, technicians and members of SME between the EU and India. WilsonIndia attracts experts from various fields (medicine, genetics, physics, biology, SME) and will undertake a joint project to (i) study important characteristics of WD in a world wide international dimension by on-site research visits, (ii) improve and validate state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and therapy of WD, and (iii) aggravate the transfer of highly advanced knowledge in medical sciences from the EU to other parts of the world which have a dynamic and fast growing market. WilsonIndia targets a sustained collaboration between the EU and India with respect to research and technology transfer. As a result of the proposed activities WilsonIndia expects to broaden the quality of human resources at various career levels including young and experienced researchers and SME, and to multiply ongoing technology transfer between the EU and third countries for further improvement of career development and reciprocal benefits.

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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katharina Steinberg (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 86 400,00

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